Collagen is an important protein that provides structure and support to various tissues in the body, including the skin, bones, cartilage, and connective tissues. While collagen is not considered an essential nutrient in the diet of dogs, a deficiency in collagen may contribute to a range of health problems, depending on the severity and duration of the deficiency. Potential consequences of collagen deficiency in dogs:
Joint problems: Collagen is an important component of joint cartilage, and a deficiency in collagen may lead to joint problems such as arthritis or joint pain.
Skin problems: Collagen is also important for maintaining skin health and elasticity. A deficiency in collagen may result in dry, flaky, or itchy skin, and may contribute to the development of skin infections or wounds that are slow to heal.
Digestive problems: Collagen is a key component of the intestinal lining, and a deficiency in collagen may result in weakened intestinal walls and an increased risk of digestive problems such as leaky gut syndrome or inflammatory bowel disease.
Until recent times canines/felines regularly consumed/chewed on bones as a normal part of their diet, inadvertently ingesting regular amounts of cartilage. Processed and unnatural foods have reduced their natural cartilage intake. When cartilage is digested it releases chondroitin sulphate, glucosamine sulphate and other Glycosaminoglycans (GAGs) for use by the body.
Research indicates that liquid bovine cartilage has greater efficacy and is far more bio-available (more readily absorbed by the digestive system) than powders.
Collagen Boost is manufactured using a gentle biological process in a plant which conforms to a Quality Assurance Program and is overseen by Australian Quarantine Inspection Service (AQIS). Sourced from free range cattle born, raised and processed in Australia, never treated with hormones or steroids
No artificial colours
2-3 times per week maintenance dose
2ml - Pups & kittens
5ml - Medium - Large Dogs